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65th Primetime Emmy Nominations: House Of Cards Gets Historic Nod! Downton Abbey Scores & Nashville's Connie Britton!

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Early this morning in Los Angeles the nominations were announced for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards with the televised ceremonies to be held on  Sunday night Sept. 22 on CBS, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the star of  How I Met Your Mother!

There were several key developments this year and some breakthroughs, which could also foretell the future for shows such as All My Children and One Life to Live who know have first-run episodes online on Hulu, for next year’s Daytime Emmys.

Netflix’s House of Cards received 16 nominations in total and scored a nomination for Best Drama Series, the Kevin Spacey – Robin Wright political drama, also earned those two performers nods in the Best Drama Acting categories as well.  House of Cards announcement as Best Drama contender represented the first time that a series distributed via the Internet, not television, was nominated for the television industry’s most prestigious statue.  Over all, Netflix picked up 14 Emmy nominations: nine for  House of Cards, three for the revival of Arrested Development and two for Hemlock Grove, a horror series that had its debut in the spring.

The soapy British period drama Downton Abbey once again scored in major categories receiving 12 nominations in all including: Best Drama, Michelle Dockery for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Hugh Bonneville for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Jim Carter for Supporting Actor and Maggie Smith for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series!

And for ABC’s nighttime soap set against the backdrop of the country music industry, Nashville, the drama landed Connie Britton a nomination for the Lead Actress in a Drama Series competition!

You can view the complete listings for the 65th annual Primetime Emmys by vistiing GoldDerby.com here!

So are you encouraged by Netflix’s show of strength at the Primetime Emmys, that next year AMC and OLTL should be given equal consideration as online shows with the blue-ribbon panels and score breakthroughs in the soap competition categories?  Are you thrilled that Downton Abbey’s cast scored big on nomination day? What about Nashville’s Connie Britton? Share your thoughts below!

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Quality of downton abbey has really suffered though. downton’s storyline abt thomas coming out and mrs. hughes being his ally must have really appealed to hollywood. Storylines abt accepting gays is really liked by hollywood. Yet tolerant hollywood loves to bash Asian americans. downton abbey has only cast 1 African character. But it took them til season4 to create this character. it’s bec racial minority chars are not prioritized compared to gay chars. There are still no Indian characters even if it would be very realistic for downton abbey to have many Indian characters. Only maggie smith is worthwhile on… Read more »

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The absolutely stunning camera loves her… Vera Farmiga – Ms. Norma: “Bates Motel”

and, have to give props… Ms. Jessica Lange – Sister Jude: “American Horror Story”

two great actors nominated in different categories.. both for Best Lead Actress.

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Scandal’s dan bucatinsky got nominated? What the heck kind of nomination is that? He and whoever portrays huck are the worst actors on scandal. Of course bucatinsky’s role is completely contrived too. The gay partner of cyrus happens to be a journalist who figures out the election rigging after 1 episode! And of course fitz gets shot to stop the reveal of election being rigged. Of course cyrus and whatever the name of his partner is are portrayed as part of the washington elite. hollywood wouldn’t have it any other way. There are 2 gay chars on scandal and yet… Read more »

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Maybe the last installment of Downton was not quite as excellent as the previous ones, but it was still beautifully done….it is quality television, and a joy to behold!!! Best of luck in all the categories for which it was nominated, particularly the acting!!!! Absolutely love Dame Maggie, Michelle and Jim’s characters….As for the ethnic “criticisms” leveled at the “Abbey,” I say that it strives for an accurate historical portrayal of the times, not a pc-revision of the past, which is what Hollywood usually produces to appease our disgruntled segments of society. It has been such a pleasure to watch… Read more »

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Netflix has some great original series..
House of Cards is top notch, better than most TV shows and that includes HBO.
the internet is booming with great series and is the future, no doubt of that.
I like internet shows and the fact they can be very expressive, as the internet is not censored.
AMC and OL would be placed in the drama series category on the internet and would have some very tough competition.

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Kudos to Connie Britton, Nashville and Derek Hough of DWTS!! Love’em both!

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DOWNTON ABBEY THE MOVIE: Official Trailer Released

Finally, Downton Abbey fans get a preview of the upcoming motion picture that is set for release in theatres on September 20th.

What we know is that the The film is set in 1927 and the plot revolves around the King and Queen of England coming to the estate for a visit and so … the Crawleys must prepare their arrival.  In fact, they have to bring back Mr. Carson to help!

Featured in the trailer are series stars, who are also back for the film: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Maggie Smith.

Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the script and Michael Engler will serve as director. Engler directed the two-hours series finale.

As fans know, Downton Abbey ran on PBS Masterpiece for six seasons here in the U.S.

Check out the trailer, and then let us know if you are excited to see the movie? Comment below.

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‘Downton Abbey’ The Movie Releases Its First Trailer

Now here’s a huge teaser that will get you wanting to see more!  Those of us who loved the British period soap opera, Downton Abbey, which came to a conclusion after its sixth season on PBS here in the United States, will finally get their wish when the film version hits in 2019.

As previously reported, the series executive producer Gareth Naeme said about the film,  “We aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Look for the film to land in movie theatres on Friday, September 20th, 2019, with it debuting internationally the week prior on Friday, September 13th.

Most of the cast is intact including: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

Julian Fellowes once again writes the script for the film for the characters he created for the TV series.

Now check out the first trailer below, when just hearing that memorable opening theme song, it brought us back to the drama and the romance of Downton Abbey.

Let us know if you are thrilled to know that the movie is set for release …. and if you are looking forward to seeing what happens to the Crawleys and others in the next chapter of their story when the movie comes your way via the comment section below.

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Downton Abbey The Movie To Go Into Production This Summer

The highly-anticipated and rumored revival of Downton Abbey to the big screen is on!  Production is slated to begin later this summer.

From what we understand, all of the original cast is set to reprise their signature roles in the motion picture, written by series creator Julian Fellowes.

Fellowes will also serve as the executive producer along with other ‘Downton’ notables behind the scenes: Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge, and Nigel Marchant. Brian Percival is set to direct.  Percival also directed the pilot episode of the critically-acclaimed and beloved period soap opera series.

In a statement, Gareth Neame expressed: “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production.  Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Focus Features chairman, Peter Kujawski, shared: “Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter. We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen.”

Downton Abbey ran for six seasons on PBS  and received 15 Primetime Emmy awards and 69 nominations.

Actress Joanne Froggatt, who plays maid Anna Bates, took to Twitter with much enthusiasm at the news: “Delighted to announce we’re getting the band back together! #DowntonMovie #DowntonAbbey”

So, thrilled to hear the Downton Abbey movie is happening? Comment below.

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